Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn told BBC Radio Leeds that he feels the club’s team spirit and heart was on full display during the 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday over the weekend.
Redfearn feels the unity and commitment from his players played a large part in their victory and he feels it’s something that will help to get the side promoted looking ahead to next season.
“It’s a demonstration that these lads have been together and have shown team spirit. It shows you how far team spirit can take you,” said Redfearn.
“It’s something me and Steve harnessed when we were together and it got us up the table and into a safe position – It can get you promoted out of this division, it’s as simple as that.”
Part of the strong team spirit in the side will relate to the adversity that Leeds United have had to experience away from the pitch.
There is still a lack of stability behind the scenes, with doubt over Redfearn’s long term position, but the boss deserves a pat on the back for ensuring that his squad stays together.
His assistant, currently suspended, Steve Thompson played a large part in that and it’s beneficial because it has the ability to level the playing field against more experienced or higher quality opponents.
Leeds have a number of difficult challenges and decisions they need to embrace over the summer, which could shape their chances of going up by the end of next year.
Keeping Redfearn in place would be a good start, but the club has to remain stable through the return of Massimo Cellino and the club has to make the right additions in terms of the transfers they can go after.